If you develop diabetes you can have any or all of these symptoms, but they can come on so gradually that you may not notice a change: extreme thirst/dry mouth, feeling of nasal stuffiness, moments of blurry vision, extreme fatigue especially about an hour or two after eating, hunger, weight loss even though you're eating normally, frequent urination (probably because you'd be drinking more), mood swings & extreme irritability.
Eating a lot of sugar CAN overstimulate your pancreas/insulin secretion. Your pancreas can tire out & your body's cells can become resistant to the overload of insulin, resulting in diabetes Type 2. It's in your family, you could get it.
Oh, & sugar isn't the only culprit. The average American diet includes 2 - 3 times the necessary amount of carbohydrates that are needed by the average human. Carbs turn into glucose (sugar) once they're in your digestive system, a good reason to watch what you eat
at 2:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2009